Thursday, January 16, 2014

Inspiration using Radiant Orchid - Color of the Year

Hello everyone!

I just recently learned that the color of the year for 2014 is "Radiant Orchid".



I really like it too because it's a romantic color.

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The first thing I thought about was that I could use my orchids to bring in that color to my home.

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I like how this color works well with white furniture and upholstery.

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There are lots of pretty accessories out there that would be easy to incorporate in various rooms too.

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A simple throw adds a nice pop of color on this white sofa.  It compliments grey very well also.

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Glass containers are always a good choice for vibrant flowers too.

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And baskets......


Do you like this new color of the year?

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

20 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

It is a really pretty color. I especially love it in the flowers you mentioned.

Deserae said...

I never pay attention to the color of the year..... I just use whatever I love. Radiant Orchid is a beautiful color.....I love any shade of pink though so I might be slightly partial :o)
~Des

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I LOVE this color! One of my crepe myrtles is very similar to this color, so I might need to cut more blooms to bring inside this year. :) I also love how something as simple as a throw on the sofa can update a room. Love all these pics!

Patty Rumaker said...

I don't know how much I will use this color in my home. But I really do like it, is is light and flirty and romantic. Such a lighthearted, fun color.
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Wanda said...

That is a very pretty color, and romantic. OK, I'm thinking my splashes of red left over from Christmas have got to go as I have a few things in the garage in this nice color.

Love the wooden grate on the table with dishes and flowers. That is a wonderful centerpiece.

Ann said...

I love, love, love purple in any shade and have been using it in my home for over 10 years. Finally, it's a popular color and so much easier to find the accessories I want.

Robin Johnson said...

I am loving the color. Its' the first one in a few years that I actually like. I can see having a lot of fun with it.

Linda said...

Very nice! Will enjoy it at YOUR house or in MY yard. Not a big fan of it in my house or on my face or in my clothing.

Marissa said...

How exciting I love that color.
We have lots of bougainvilleas that I can bring in doors.
oh, the possibilities...
I just need more time...

Olive said...

Hi Kelly. I have flowers in this shade of pink or orchid. It is pretty as an accent color. I do not have this color in any of my rooms though. xo, olive

Bonnie said...

Beautiful pics. I do love that color especially in orchids or other flowers.

NanaDiana said...

I think it is a beautiful color. I have a lavender guest room- not the walls but the accessories and bedding and everyone LOVES sleeping in that room. I think orchid is a restful color. xo Diana

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Yes, I do like it! I wish my house was a more neutral color scheme so that I could add pops of this here and ther. All of the photos you showed are beautiful, especially the little pink house with the baskets.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I have to confess that I am just not a purple person, although I really do like the flowers. xo Laura

Bliss said...

I agree that the orchid looks pretty with the white. Not sure how it would look at my house, and I wasn't thrilled about last years emerald.

Missy George said...

Guess I have to be one of the few who does not particularly like that color..Love lilacs though..Guess anything goes in flowers but other than that ...not a fan.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I am wondering who actually chooses the color of the year…a panel of designers?…anyway, the only time I can use that color is in flowers…it is a pretty color..

Anne said...

Yes it is a beautiful color.And boy and I thinking about spring!Thanks for the lovely photos and inspiration <3
xx
Anne

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

it is indeed a very relaxing color, yet it has a nice punch for using it as an accent color.

White Weathered Hutch said...

Yes I love the new colour! I'm crocheting an afghan and the accent colour is Radiatn Orchid.